Watauga County School employees got their first COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday at the Watauga Community Recreation Center.

UNC Board of Governors has approved increases in the general fund and student fees at App State.

Lees-McRae College has been named a Gold Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.

Local groups around Avery County are coming together to help clean up the area.

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will present the next installment of Vision Northwest North Carolina Focus On Our Future Series on Monday, March 1st from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state will carefully ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions.

AppHealthCare's weekly COVIVD-19 update indicates for the week of February 7 - 13, there were decreases in the number of new cases and the number of individuals in quarantine in Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties.

The Watauga County Board of Education voted Monday to allow students in grades K-5 to return to in-classroom instruction four days a week beginning March 8.

Appalachian State Chancellor Dr Sheri Everts said Friday that since the start of the spring semester, the university has conducted 43,497 COVID-19 tests through targeted testing, as well as its regularly held surveillance testing events.

Two former Appalachian State students pleaded guilty last week for their role in a $1.5 million drug distribution ring on three University of North Carolina University system campuses.